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By Social Justice Learning Institute, 09/15/2014

The Social Justice Learning Institute would like to congratulate Eduardo Lopez for his selection as a United Way 2014 Teacher to Watch

Mr. Lopez, an instructor at Roosevelt High School, was nominated for this honor based on his work with SJLI’s Urban Scholars: Compadres program.

Launched in 2012, Urban Scholars: Compadres supports a cohort of Latino males in grades 9-12. Students increase their academic capabilities, and develop critical research skills. Further, students explore topics such as Latino masculinity, Mesoamerican cultures, and Latino-American history.

As Urban Scholars, youth build knowledge of self for personal and social transformation. Upon completion, youth are confident enough to demonstrate knowledge of their ancestors, community, race, and the social condition. Additionally, youth leave Urban Scholars programing prepared to transform society-to create a more just and humane world.

To support the Urban Scholars program and the efforts of teachers like Eduardo Lopez, please consider making a donation


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